Medicaid

1:27am

Tue March 26, 2013
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Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Attracts Other States' Interest

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 7:57 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe speaks at a rally promoting the expansion of Medicaid in the state in front of the Capitol in Little Rock on March 7.
Danny Johnston AP

Since the Supreme Court made the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law optional last year, states' decisions have largely split along party lines. States run by Democrats have been opting in; states run by Republicans have mostly been saying no or holding back.

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7:48am

Wed March 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

How Ideas To Cut ER Expenses Could Backfire

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 11:58 am

Wilfred Mobley pushes a patient to the radiology department at the University of Miami Hospital in Miami.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Cash-strapped states are coming up with an appealingly simple fix for soaring Medicaid costs: Don't pay for emergency room visits for people who aren't sick enough to be there.

There's a problem, though. It's almost impossible to figure out who's sick enough and who isn't at the moment they walk in the door, researchers say.

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9:09am

Tue March 5, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Costly Catch-22 In States Forgoing Medicaid Expansion

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 10:08 am

Outside the office of Utah Gov. Herbert Friday, Betsy Ogden lays paper chains on a pile symbolizing uninsured state residents who would be covered by a Medicaid expansion.
Rick Bowmer AP

5:10pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks during a panel discussion at the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

When the nation's governors gathered in Washington, D.C., over the weekend for their annual winter meeting, the gathering's official theme was about efforts to hire people with disabilities.

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4:33pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Reversal, Florida Gov. Scott Agrees To Medicaid Expansion

Originally published on Fri February 22, 2013 5:25 am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long a foe of the administration's health overhaul, reversed course and agree to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid in the state.
J Pat Carter AP

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